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GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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GLF Teacher Training as a Lead Partner for Inspiring Future Teachers

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Who are we?

GLF Teacher Training is a partnership of primary phase and secondary phase schools united in delivering effective teacher training across the south-east of England. Through our collaborations, we train high-quality teachers across our partnership.

As a lead provider for Inspiring Future Teachers, we proudly offer an array of routes into teaching – including salaried and fee-funded.

What GLF TT can offer:

  • Be part of something bigger with the GLF Trusts network of 42 schools
  • Train in a place where you feel you belong.
  • Receive high-quality training and a personalised training approach
  • Support us on our mission to transform the lives of all children to enable them to Grow, Learn and Florish.

You will be trained by an experienced ITT primary and secondary leader, and a range of practising school leaders will visit each core training session to ensure you have the best support and a variety of different school insights. 

We train at The Beacon School in Banstead and in various other schools across the partnership, with whom we have established strong relationships. 

We get to know each trainee and offer excellent pastoral support throughout your journey to becoming a teacher. Our diverse cohort of present and past trainees are always on hand for peer support and advice. 

Further information about different routes and course options can be found by:

  • Visiting the GLF Teacher Training page on the Inspiring Future Teachers website
  • Attending one of our recruitment events where you can get personalised advice - find out more by visiting our event calendar here or see the flyer at the bottom of this page

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School Experience

We believe that having some school experience is extremely beneficial if you are considering training to be a teacher: it allows you to see the nature of the role and make sure that it is right for you before you apply or undertake your training. 

  • To support potential applicants to gain this invaluable experience, GLF Teacher Training offer one-day School Experience visits to a selection of schools within our partnership.  These experience days are only open to candidates who are eligible to start teacher training programmes in September 2025.
  • To register for more information and to find out if you are eligible, please complete our registration form HERE.
  • If you have any questions about our partnership schools or our school experience programme, please contact our team at info@glftt.org

How to apply

Applications to train to teach are currently open for the academic year 2024-25.

To apply for teacher training with GLF Teacher Training as a Lead Provider for Inspiring Future Teachers:

1) Click here to go to the Department for Education Apply for Teacher Training website.

2) When you have registered successfully on the DfE Apply for Teacher Training website, your can either search for a course via the training provider name ( GLF Teacher Training - provider code 2B4) or you can enter your postcode to find the nearest course to your home location. 

3) You will then be asked which age group you want to teach, and you can select either Primary or Secondary, and then you either select the Primary age group (3-7 or 5-11) or the secondary subject of interest.

4) GLF Teacher training courses are listed as QTS with PGCE.  The PGCE element is however optional, and if preferred, you can decide to follow the QTS route only.  This can be decided later post interview. 

What routes are available when training with GLF Teacher Training as a Lead Provider for Inspiring Future Teachers?

GLF Teacher Training as a Lead Provider for Inspiring Future Teachers has various routes into teaching available:

  • Fee paying routes
  • Salaried routes

Not all routes are available for all our courses, so check carefully or talk to us.

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What subjects are available with GLF Teacher Training as a Lead Provider for Inspiring Future Teachers?

SCITT Primary 3-7 Non-Salaried (fee paying route).

SCITT Primary 5-11 Non-Salaried (fee paying route).

SCITT Secondary subjects include Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, MFL in French and/ or Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology RE and Sociology. Some of these subjects will be offered as salaried and part-time options and all will be offered as non-salaried options. Note that some subjects will not be offered at every school.

More about the course:

  • Centre-Based Training one day a week and then school-based training with an expert mentor to support you. Weekly timetabled mentor meeting slot allocated to each trainee to allow you to reflect on your learning against the curriculum.
  • PGCE uplift available in addition to the QTS teacher training qualification offered on all routes through the University of Brighton.
  • You will train in two contrasting school settings.
  • You will have access to subject specialist mentors offering bespoke subject training days throughout the course and a subject ITT training curriculum.
  • The course is one academic year

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What qualifications do you get if you pass the course?

If you successfully complete the course, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This professional qualification is required to teach in state schools in England and Wales. Both the QTS and PGCE routes are equally valued by schools who want to employ the absolute best teachers in their schools.

Those trainees on the PGCE route work with the University of Brighton on a PGCE which includes a variety of different assignment types.

How are trainees assessed?

Assessment is against our spiral curriculum which you will be taught during our Centre-Based Training and through your school-based placement. You will gather evidence against this curriculum. This might take the form of lesson plans, lesson observations by expert teaching professionals, assessment data for your classes - all of which you collect throughout the course. This evidence is collected on our innovative online platform and linked to the curriculum.

Why choose GLF Teaching Training?

  • An established first rate professional training experience with a proven track record of positive outcomes;
  • The opportunity to do a PGCE alongside your ITT programme;
  • 100% retention rate into the ECT years.
  • Excellent employment opportunities within our vast network of schools;
  • High quality mentoring giving you support and guidance throughout your training year;
  • An evidence based Professional Studies curriculum delivering all aspect of the ITT Core Curriculum closely linked to your practice in school;
  • A comprehensive induction programme ensuring that you start the course fully prepared;
  • Networking and cross school development opportunities within our hub and across the national Inspiring Future Teachers network;
  • One to one well-being and coaching support to help you achieve your potential.

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Eligibility

To apply for a place on our courses you must have:

  • A UK undergraduate degree (grade 2:2 Hons or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification* (for Secondary applicants, usually, at least 50% of your degree should be directly relevant to the subject you wish to teach. However, applicants who have a relevant degree in a non-related subject but have significant work experience relevant to the subject they wish to teach may also be considered if they have an A’level grade C or above in the subject in which they wish to train to teach.)
  • A grade 4/C GCSE in English and Mathematics, or equivalent *
  • A grade 4/C GCSE in a Science subject, or equivalent* if you intend to train to teach at Primary level.

* UK ENIC verification is required for all overseas degree and GCSE equivalent qualifications. You can check your overseas qualifications at the UK ENIC website.

If you do not have an English or Maths GCSE at grade C/Level 4 or above (or Science for primary teacher training) or ENIC certified overseas equivalent, you can still apply for teacher training, but we will require you to pass an equivalency test before we can confirm any offer that we make. We will accept equivalency tests from recognised providers taken within the last 3 years but will require you to provide an original certificate. 

You can also read more about eligibility on the DfE Get into Teaching website.

If you are not sure about eligibility please contact us to arrange a phone conversation about your situation.

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Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Inspiring Future Teachers Teacher Training, and all partnership schools, are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Members of all our selection panels are Safer Recruitment trained and we require all successful applicants to undertake an enhanced DBS and Barred List check.

We will have due regard to The Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. All decisions relating to recruitment and selection are based on objective criteria related to the requirements of the programme and the need to recruit high quality teachers.

GLF Teacher Training are committed to equality of opportunity for all and actively oppose all forms of discrimination. We have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and capacity to train to teach and will not put children and young people at risk of harm, whilst meeting the expectations of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to the offer of reasonable adjustments. 

Read more about the GLF Equality and Diversity policies here.

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